Freedom in Australia is dead and buried all over the Wuhan virus.
‘Sydney is divided with “one rule for me; and one for thee.”
The residents of 12 local government areas (LGA) feel unheard by the New South Wales government. Astonishingly, when the mayors of these 12 LGA’s first requested a hearing with Premier Gladys Berejiklian, she declined.
Even though the state of NSW is under strict stay-at-home orders, every weekend thousands of people flock to the eastern coastline to enjoy world-famous beaches.
While only 30-minutes inland, residents are subjected to constant police helicopter surveillance, patrols, questioning, and heavy-handedness that seems to go unchecked.
So, I went to Bass Hill to speak with the locals.
One thing became clear, they observed a two-rule system being implemented, with them receiving the shorter end of the stick.’https://www.rebelnews.com/its_scary_police_swarm_shopping_centre_with_helicopters_drones_and_horses?utm_campaign=rb_9_24_21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel
‘Tradies in Melbourne are living in fear of being attacked by police for NOT doing anything wrong.
Full story by Avi Yemini: https://rebelne.ws/3AH8rGD‘
My wife and I live in Australia and since the CCP virus immigrated here Australia has rapidly become a Marxist Police State! The following article is somewhat negative on what the Australian government did to stop the “boats” a few years back now, but personally, keeping uninvited “immigrants” from arriving via boats for hire from Indonesia was a good thing! But, today with this CCP virus even Australian citizens are being kept out. Anyway, having said that the following is worth a read.
‘Americans have the wrong idea about Australia.
Thanks to some brilliant tourism branding and Crocodile Dundee, we think of it as rough-n-ready frontier country, Montana with bigger beer cans. The dingo ate my baby!
In reality it’s Canada with a mean streak. The Karens are in charge and they are mad.
(This is Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria. Imagine the owner of the hippest coffee shop in town crossbred with a minor Central American despot – a Somoza, maybe – and you get the idea.)
Anyhow, Covid was perfect for Australia, which has a long and ugly history of trying to protect its borders at all costs. For most of its national existence it viewed itself pretty much explicitly as a white outpost against the Asian hordes.
Not all that much has changed. A few years ago the Australian government reopened offshore detention camps to discourage asylum seekers from floating on over. Conditions in the camps are… less than ideal.
So when Covid rolled in, the Australian government (and lots of Aussies) saw it as just another ugly export from China that needed to be beaten back at all costs. To its credit, Australia pushed hard for an independent investigation of the origins of Sars-Cov-2 last year (the Chinese pushed back, going so far as to call for a boycott of Australia’s delicious wine).
But Australia also went cray-cray – the technical term – for the fantasy of zero Covid. It effectively closed its borders not just to other countries but to its own citizens. For most of the last two years, they have had a hard time coming home – and an even harder time leaving.
But the insanity doesn’t stop at the border. Internally, Australia has repeatedly imposed harsh lockdowns. If even a single Covid case is found, cities and in some cases entire provinces effectively shut. Businesses and schools close and residents are required to stay inside except to buy food and exercise (though most exercise is prohibited):
The restrictions are police-enforced, and the Australians aren’t funning around.
This is not a pretend lockdown like the ones that even the bluest American states went with last year (you better stay home unless you really don’t want to!). This is the real deal. Note the use of license plate readers – and maybe even more tellingly, the word “fleeing” – in the headline below:
And don’t forget the internal travel restrictions or detention camps (oops, I mean Centres for National Resilence).
Australians – used to living in a free and democratic society – couldn’t possibly have accepted these rules, right?
Well. About that.
Until the last couple of months, the frogs were not just luxuriating in the pot but asking for a little more heat! Australians were so pleased to be Covid-free – for the entire first half of 2021, they had only one Covid death – that the majority happily tolerated these restrictions.
Yes, a few rabble-rousers complained, but even videos of police arresting people inside their homes or attacking (truly) peaceful protestors didn’t dent support for the creeping police state.
But in the last couple of months, and especially the last few days, the equilibrium has shifted. And – inevitably – the response of Australia’s fearless leaders has been to try even harder to stamp down unrest. As a result, the situation is increasingly unstable.
More on that in part two…’https://alexberenson.substack.com/p/aussie-aussie-aussie-oi-oi-oi
The generous New South Wales government has your health and safety in mind when they say you must be vaccinated to enjoy a picnic! Yes, that’s today’s freedom in New South Wales, Australia!
‘The NSW government is hoping picnic freedoms for fully vaccinated residents will encourage more people to take up the vaccine after Byron Bay and surrounding areas were plunged back into lockdown.
Stay at home orders were reintroduced for Byron, Tweed and Kempsey LGAs at 5pm yesterday, just two weeks after the areas were freed from lockdown.
The regions have some of the lowest vaccination rates in the country, but there are hopes a slight adjustment in the lockdown rules could change that.
Under the lockdown rules, fully vaccinated residents will be able to gather together in groups of five for outdoor recreation, such as picnics.’https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/australia/australia-covid-news-live-lockdowns-protests-and-case-numbers/news-story/0d4c5e1dd64a544a71f67f80b749959f
If you don’t agree with lockdowns and mandatory vaccination you are according to the LEFT associated with ‘Far right nationalists, anti-vaxxers, libertarians and conspiracy theorists‘! That’s what Leftist’s think of freedom loving people! So, I wasn’t surprised to read a Leftist say ‘Scenes of protesters clad in hi-vis jackets and shouting anti-vaccination slogans have dominated the news this week. As the ABC reported:
Some of those gathered held a banner reading ‘freedom’, while others sang the national anthem and chanted ‘f*** the jab’.
Some attacked union offices, drawing criticism from officials such as ACTU chief Sally McManus, who described the protests as being orchestrated “by violent right-wing extremists and anti-vaccination activists.”
These images may shock some but for researchers like me — who research far-right nationalist and conspiracy movements, and explore the online spaces where these people organise — these scenes came as no real surprise.
Far right nationalists, anti-vaxxers, libertarians and conspiracy theorists have come together over COVID, and capitalised on the anger and uncertainty simmering in some sections of the community.
They appear to have found fertile ground particularly among men who feel alienated, fearful about their employment and who spend a lot of time at home scrolling social media and encrypted messaging apps.’https://theconversation.com/its-almost-like-grooming-how-anti-vaxxers-conspiracy-theorists-and-the-far-right-came-together-over-covid-168383?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2022%202021%20-%202066620386&utm_content=Latest%20from%20The%20Conversation%20for%20September%2022%202021%20-%202066620386+CID_052856edb1cc559c37eef8a519b3a25a&utm_source=campaign_monitor&utm_term=Its%20almost%20like%20grooming%20how%20anti-vaxxers%20conspiracy%20theorists%20and%20the%20far-right%20came%20together%20over%20COVID
I wasn’t for defunding the Police last year but as the Covid Police are now using Brown Shirt Nazi tactics it just may be time to defund them. In “Melbourne, Australia. Australian Police attacking an unarmed 70 year old woman by slamming her onto the ground and finishing her off with pepper spray? Well done to Journalist Marty Focker for capturing this footage.”
‘Since mid-July 2020, the Corona Committee has been conducting live, multi-hour sessions to investigate why federal and state governments imposed unprecedented restrictions as part of the Coronavirus response and what the consequences have been and still are for people.’https://corona-ausschuss.de/en/